Friday, November 7, 2008

I will persist until I succeed. (Part 4 of 4)

I will persist until I succeed.

Hebrews 11 (Please read this entire chapter today, it is awesome)
“Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see” (NLT)
“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him.” (NKJV)
By faith he (Moses) left Egypt, not fearing the kings’ anger; he persevered because he saw Him who is invisible.” (NIV)

Perseverance, persistence and faith all work hand in hand. In the first verse we look at is a great definition of Faith. In the second verse is a very familiar verse often quoted, “without faith it is impossible to please Him,” but the second part of the verse is equally important because without diligently seeking Him or as the NIV says it earnestly seeking Him we can’t see the reward. You see a lot of the time we pray and expect it to immediately manifest, right? However we all know that it takes diligently seeking him or as Paul also says it as pray continually (1 Thessalonians 5:17) in order to see His promise manifest. So today make sure to be like Moses and persevere because we see Him who is invisible and remember what Jesus said, “Blessed are those who have not seen me and have believed” (John 20:29).

Today be encouraged to know that you are blessed in this city, blessed in this country, blessed when you go in and blessed when you go out. YOU ARE BLESSED!!!!

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